Fall, Spring, Summer
Paderno del Grappa, Italy
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at home university
- Minimum sophomore status required
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
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CIMBA offers a semester or summer program in Italy for undergraduate students. Courses are available in the following subject areas during the semester program: accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management and organizations, communication studies, and general education courses. During the summer session, courses in the following subject areas are offered: beginning Italian, engineering, accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management and organizations, and communication studies. Students and faculty are drawn primarily from Consortium of Universities for International Studies (CUIS) member schools; the membership includes more than 30 U.S. public universities.
In addition to coursework, students on the CIMBA program gain meaningful international experience through interaction with the local culture and visits to area businesses. Some of the additional activities that students will have the opportunity to participate in are: formal dinners, intramural sports, pizza and pasta making, excursions to nearby towns, and much more.
The University of Iowa is the credit-granting institution for CIMBA. Students receive University of Iowa credit for courses completed as part of this program.
Semester participants can take 12-18 credits and Summer session students take 6 credits. Courses are taught in English and emphasize current international events. Program professors, selected from the Consortium’s member universities, are recognized for their experience and excellence in teaching, research, and executive education. For a list of the courses offered, click here.
The CIMBA undergraduate campus is located in a quaint Italian town, Paderno del Grappa.
Paderno is located at the foot of the Dolomite Mountains in the northern Veneto region of Italy. The Veneto is known around the world for its entrepreneurial spirit, making it the perfect place to study business and communications. With only 5 million inhabitants, the region boasts more than 450,000 companies, most of which are small and medium-sized; these companies account for nearly 20 percent of Italian exports. The campus offers students the cultural experience of living in a small Italian community while providing access to the celebrated art and historical treasures of the Veneto region. Paderno is also just 50 miles northwest of Venice, making for an easy day-trip to one of the most famous cities in all of Italy.
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The CIMBA program is located on the campus of the Istituto Filipin, a private Italian boarding school. The program offers a full-service campus complete with dorms, cafeteria, workout facilities, library, computer lab, on-campus nurse, laundry, and much more! The dorms are only a 2-minute walk upstairs from all of your classes.
Participants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at their home institution and have a minimum of 2.5 GPA. They also must have sophomore status and/or have completed the required prerequisites. In addition, participants must have a valid passport and non-U.S. citizens must have an Italian visa.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
• Tuition (summer: 6 credits, semester: up to 18 credits)
• Double occupancy room in on-campus residence hall
• Meal package (3 meals daily)
• Textbook rental
• Housekeeping, linens and towels
• Gourmet dinner excursion with multi-course Italian meal (semester: 3, summer: 1)
• Semester leadership development programs and certifications
The CIMBA program offers both need- and merit-based financial awards for qualifying students. Program costs are based on projected Euro exchange rates and are subject to change. Airfare, travel in Europe, and personal expenses are not included in the program cost. A study abroad fee of $400 is charged on the U-Bill of University of Iowa students registered for this study abroad program. Other universities may also charge a study abroad fee, so students should check with their home institutions.
To see the program web page for details about program cost, click here.
To apply, visit CIMBAItaly.com. Students are encouraged to apply by the program’s preferred date. Regularly enrolled degree-seeking University of Iowa students must have their CIMBA applications signed by the CIMBA advisor in the Study Abroad office prior to submitting the application to CIMBA. Please call 319-335-0353 to set up an appointment. The application can be found on the CIMBA website. Students not regularly enrolled at the University of Iowa should visit the CIMBA website for application instructions.
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